Glenn Van Meter
Glenn started at First Christian as the Senior Pastor in 2004. He worked at two Christian based Children's Homes and in both Student Ministry and Children's Ministry before coming to First Christian. Glenn and his wife Karen have raised three children: Tyler, Tori and Anyssa. He is a graduate of Johnson Bible College (Johnson University) and has a passion for growing and strengthening the body of Christ for all ages. Glenn loves being outdoors fishing, hunting and working with his hands in the yard or on projects. Phil. 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," has carried him through many of life's journeys.
Peter came to us as the Children's Minister in 2008 and our program has been growing steadily since his arrival. He has been in ministry since graduating from Johnson Bible College in 2000. Peter and his beautiful wife Amy have two girls, Andrea and Abby. He loves people, spending time with people over lunch and takes a genuine interest in their faith and walk with Christ. Peter especially loves helping young families in their struggle to grow and model a Christian home. If you love looking at anything old, Peter is your man. He often quotes Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."
Lucas grew up here at First Christian and became our Student minister in 2012. After graduating from Appalachian State University, he took a job with Stokes County Schools as a 2nd grade teacher. Lucas and his wife Heather are a great asset to the Student Ministry here at First Christian. He has added energy and vision for the Student Ministry since his arrival. Lucas loves working with our students and seeing them overcome the trials of everyday life as a teenager. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks to Lucas's heart, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jenny was added to our staff in 2016. She and her husband Justin and their daughter Olivia, attend Brims Grove Baptist Church and are very active in the ministry there. She comes to us with plenty of working experience in the business world and we are fortunate to have her on staff!